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Table 3
Average Awards in the Cooperative Education Program

By Institution Type
For Fiscal Years 1982 to 1984

FY 1982                 FY 1983               FY 1984
Average awardto

2 year public                                      $58,278                $67,420               $79,172

2 year private                                      41,131                  48,050                36,620

4 year public                                        64,883                  65,106                91,461

4 year private                                      93,301                   86,187                64,655

Average Grants Awarded to

Selected Institutions

Serving Minority Students

Historically Black$128,538                $87,729              $56,933

predominately Hispanic                          36,848                  44,550                90,666

predominately Black (not HBCU)          125,545                 134,075                93,220

predominately Asian                                    000

Source:See E below.

Program Effectiveness: In 1970, fewer than 200 institutions were partici-
pating in Cooperative Education. By 1980, well over 1,000 schools had
such a program. Most of the increase was due to the availability of Federal
funds, since half of all applicants received awards. Although one-third
of all postsecondary institutions have participated in the program, only
about two percent of all students have participated in the program,

D.    Plans for Program Improvement and Recommendations for Legislation

The Administration did not request funds for this program for FY 1985,
With more than one-third of the Nation's postsecondary institutions sup-
porting cooperative education and with more widespread recognition of
the benefits of this educational approach, there is no longer a pressing
need for Federal encouragement and stimulation in this area. However, if
institutions that want to continue their cooperative education projects can
do so through the Work-Study program if the Administration's proposed
legislation is passed.

E.    Supporting Studies and Analyses Cited in Section C Above

Program Files,    Office    of   Postsecondary    Education,    U.S.    Department
of Education, Washington, D.C. 1984.

F.    Other Supporting Data


No studies related to this program are currently in progress or planned.           $614,000             $341,600